Unfallbericht:A Douglas C-47 was destroyed when it struck terrain following engine problems near Oblong, IL. Four crew members were killed. The airplane was part of a 21-ship formation on a para-pack drop exercise. It fell out of the formation after the drop and began to experience engine problems which the crew misinterpreted as a runwaway propeller. The airplane lost altitude until it collided with terrain.
|Datum:||14 FEB 1945|
|Fluggesellschaft:||United States Army Air Force - USAAF|
|Triebwerk:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Besatzung:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 5|
|Fluggäste:||Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 1|
|Gesamt:||Todesopfer: 4 / Insassen: 6 |
|Konsequenzen:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Unfallort:||6,4 km (4 Meilen) E of Oblong, IL (USA)
|Flugphase:|| Unbekannt (UNK)|
|Flug von:||Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), USA|
|Flug nach:||Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL (LWV/KLWV), USA|
» Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research (AAIR)
» Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States, 1941-1945, Vol. 3: August 1944-December 1945 / Anthony J. Mireles
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Distance from Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL to Lawrenceville-George AAF, IL as the crow flies is NAN km (NAN miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.